Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Which Companies Produce Aircraft Tyres?  
User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6181 times:

I don't think this has been asked before, so I'm making the question. The only two companies I know who make aircraft tyres (for commercial airliners) are Goodyear and Michelin. Are there other companies who produce aircraft tyres (e.g. Continental (the German tyre manufacturer, not to be confused with CO))?

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3104 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6175 times:

Thompson makes aircraft tires and bridgestone...


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6143 times:

and Goodyear of course  Smile

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Willem Honders

The truth lives in one’s mind, it doesn’t really exist
User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6137 times:

Our E190's originally came with Dunlop tires. The fleet was converted to Michelin since.

"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6833 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6126 times:

Nokia (yes, the Finnish conglomerate famous for their cell phones) also makes aircraft tires.

I wish I had snapped a picture of the FW-190 with Nokia tires on the main landing gear at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in MMV...  Sad

Also, for GA aircraft, McCreary Tire & Rubber Co. (famous for making reproduction period tires for vintage American cars) also manufacturers tires...

BFGoodrich Aerospace used to manufacture tires as well, however I think after Michelin acquired BF Goodrich, they changed the branding on all of BF Goodrich's aircraft tires to Michelin.

Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5652 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6106 times:

Amazingly, a Google search of "aircraft tires" (or "tyres") yields numerous results.


I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

Interesting. I always thought it was more of a duopoly between Goodyear and Michelin. Thanks so far for the responses.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12169 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6064 times:

Dunlop are a fairly large player, their factory is just a few miles from where I live - drive past and you'll often see a multitude of tyres; all shapes and sizes sat out in their yards. The name is synonymous with Birmingham, their former manufacturing location and warehouse, known as "Fort Dunlop" is now being redeveloped by Urban Splash into office space, hotels and apartments - very nice they look too!

Dan Smile

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Which Companies Produce Aircraft Tyres?
No username? Sign up now!

Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Winter Tyres For Aircraft? posted Fri Feb 3 2006 15:02:05 by A342
"Turbulence" Switch On Autopilot - Which Aircraft? posted Sat Nov 19 2005 19:12:50 by Julesmusician
How To Decide Which Aircraft To Send? posted Tue May 31 2005 22:52:58 by ANITIX87
PPL - Which Aircraft? posted Wed May 18 2005 13:34:51 by Stanner
Why Not Use Goo Tyres On Aircraft posted Tue Feb 1 2005 10:59:27 by Allpress
Aircraft Landing: Are Tyres Spun Up? posted Wed Jan 19 2005 17:00:06 by Joni
Which Airlines / Aircraft Have You Been Flying? posted Thu Jun 3 2004 18:45:03 by INNflight
Which Aircraft Type Has Carried The Most Pax? posted Fri Oct 5 2001 00:06:06 by DC10Tony
Owning/Flying Vintage Jet Aircraft posted Sat Oct 13 2007 18:46:14 by Flight152
Red Bull Air Races / Edge-540 Aircraft posted Sat Oct 13 2007 13:01:33 by Blackbird

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format